Watermelon Sriracha Sangria Recipe

Watermelon Sriracha Sangria Recipe
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Hot sauce in cocktails is nothing new — we’ve all had our share of Sunday brunch Bloody Mary experiences — but that’s just tip of the celery stalk. Hot sauces of all kinds, from Tabasco to Sriracha, mix beautifully into any number of different drinks. Make up a pitcher of Watermelon Sriracha Sangria for your next pool party, and see for yourself.

1
Servings
1610
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed seedless watermelon, divided
  • 1 750 milliliter bottle of unoaked white wine (Sauvignon Blanc is lovely in this)
  • ¼ cup of Calvados
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 limes, thinly sliced
  • 1 bottle of real ginger ale (Reed’s is great)
  • Mint sprigs for garnish

Directions

In a blender, purée 6 cups of watermelon and strain into a pitcher. Add wine, Calvados, sugar, lime, Sriracha, and remaining 2 cups of watermelon. Stir to combine, and let sit in the fridge for two hours, up to two days. Before serving, add ice and ginger ale, and stir again to recombine. Garnish glasses with mint sprigs.

Watermelon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Watermelon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
204g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.2%
Protein
9g
18%
Carbs
245g
82%
Vitamin A
351µg
39%
Vitamin B6
1mg
53%
Vitamin C
170mg
100%
Vitamin E
1mg
4.8%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
225mg
22%
Fiber
9g
35%
Folate (food)
58µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
58µg
14%
Iron
7mg
41%
Magnesium
216mg
54%
Monounsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
301mg
43%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
2117mg
60%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
26.1%
Sodium
1225mg
51%
Sugars, added
50g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.5%
Zinc
3mg
18%